ACU's Institute for Health & Ageing is pleased to present seminars on research methods for health researchers. July's offering comes from Dr Melanie Lowe who will discuss Translating research into policy: Evidence-informed planning for healthy urban environments.
The seminars are designed to provide a brief overview of a range of methodological aspects of designing, managing and analysing the results of research studies. Presentations are followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion. IHA encourages interested colleagues to attend in person, or by telephone or audio-visual conference.
What: Dr Melanie Lowe presents on Translating research into policy: Evidence-informed planning for healthy urban environments. The presentation will explore ways to strengthen the translation of health research into policy and practice, with a focus on urban and transport planning. The evidence on research and practice-side barriers and enablers of research translation will be outlined.
Dr Lowe will then explore how policy frameworks can assist researchers to understand policy-making processes, and better tailor research translation strategies to the different stages and characteristics of policy-making. Such responsive and targeted translation approaches will help to ensure that the best available public health evidence informs how our cities are planned, developed and managed.
Who: Dr Melanie Lowe is a Lecturer in Public Health, within the School of Allied Health, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Her research spans the urban planning and public health fields, examining how policy and planning can support the creation of healthier urban environments. Dr Lowe has published work on integrated planning, community-level liveability indicators, translating research into practice, and policy options with co-benefits for mitigating obesity and climate change. From 2014-15 Dr Lowe was a founding National Co-chair of the Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network (AECURN).
When: Friday 21 July, 2 to 3pm (AEST)
Where: Room 470.6.02, Level 6, 215 Spring street, Melbourne or by telephone or audio-visual conference.
ACU colleagues are encouraged to dial in from a campus A/V meeting room, or by using Polycom Realpresence on their computer desktop.
A/V room bookings can be requested via Servicedesk@acu.edu.au or by calling 07 3623 7272. The Servicedesk can also assist with Polycom installation on your PC or laptop.
If you would like to nominate a topic for a future research methods seminar feel free to send your suggestions to IHA@acu.edu.au